Without even leaving our doors, you can dine at one of the best New Orleans restaurants. Connected to the Bienville House lobby is the award-winning Iris Restaurant. This elegant restaurant provides an intimate New Orleans dining experience focused on serving contemporary American cuisine. Iris has been widely noted for having fresh and seasonal ingredients prepared in inventive ways. Iris gained popularity with visitors and New Orleans locals by providing a fresh take on traditional New Orleans recipes as well as innovative new American classics.

When it opened in 2006, Iris was named the Best New Restaurant the year by New Orleans Magazine. Much of the accolades can be attributed to the chef behind the praised Iris Menus, Chef Ian Schnoebelen, who has been previously named as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Top 10 Best New Chefs in America.

In addition to the delicious New Orleans cuisine, guests love the comfortable atmosphere that is established as soon as you walk in the door. You are warmly greeted by Maitre D’ Laurie Casebonne. A comfortable and delicious dinner in the heart of the French Quarter is pretty hard to beat! So, next time you’re staying with us and looking for dining in New Orleans, just walk through our foyer and into Iris!

Hours of Operation:

Iris Restaurant is open for dinner Monday and Wednesday – Saturday. The dining room opens at 6pm, allowing for an early dinner if desired. The restaurant is also open for lunch on Fridays from 11:30am – 2pm.

If you’re looking for a pre-dinner cocktail, definitely check out their French Quarter bar which opens at 5pm and serves many specialty cocktails and sakes among their wine selection.

Want to reserve a table at Iris for your next visit to the French Quarter? You can book your reservations online or by calling 504.299.3944. 

New Orleans restaurant Iris in the French Quarter